Austin Peay State Univeristy President Tim Hall was in Hopkinsville Thursday night for a gathering of local alumni and supporters.
A good crowd turned out at Four Seasons Catering at Oakland Manor for the event, where President Tim Hall gave a rundown on recent happenings at APSU. President Hall said the school's “Degree Compass” tool received mentions by President Obama last week when he made a series of speeches about universities that were making good use of technology.
The “Degree Compass” application works similarly to Netflix in that it suggests a series of courses for a student based on his or her major and previous choices. It is designed to help students graduate as quickly as possibly in an efficient manner.
President Hall also discussed the Hemlock Semiconductor Building on campus, which holds the chemical engineering degree program. Hall says even though the massive Hemlock plant has not opened, the building and program have been successful and that will continue to be the case.
The APSU president also pointed out the school was once again named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle for Higher Education. Austin Peay was the only public college or university in Tennessee to receive the distinction.